1977 The Final Resting Place
THE FINAL BURIAL
AN ACTUAL ORIGINAL PIECE OF THE TILES THAT WERE REMOVED FROM THE MEDITATION GARDEN AT GRACELAND IN 1977 TO MAKE ROOM FOR ELVIS' BURIAL.
For security purposes, Vernon Presley, with special permission from the city, had the gravesites of Elvis and his mother, Gladys, moved from Forest Hill Cemetery to Graceland in October of 1977. Since then the garden has become the final resting place for Elvis' father & paternal grandmother as well. A small marker has also been placed in memory of Elvis' stillborn twin brother. The large marble cross was Gladys Presley's original monument at Forest Hill. The statue of Jesus with outstretched arms was a gift to Elvis from his friends one Christmas.
The Meditation Garden was designed and built by Bernard Grenadier at Elvis' request in the mid-1960's. It features Italian statues, an elaborate fountain and special lighting. The brick wall behind the Grecian inspired columns is inlaid with primitive stained glass handmade in Spain in the mid-1800's. The garden offered Elvis a private, serene area for meditation, reflection and quiet contemplation. It was one of his favorite places.
An extremely rare original piece of tile from the Meditation Gardens at Graceland. In 1977 when Elvis and his mother, Gladys were interred at Graceland, some tiles were removed from the area in the Meditation Gardens to make room for the burials. This is an actual piece of tile that was removed from the area in the Meditation Gardens to make room for the burials of Elvis and Gladys.
Artifact from the collection of Jimmy Velvet.
YOU WILL RECEIVE:
A hand signed Elvis Presley Museum Certificate of Authenticity from Jimmy Velvet who was Elvis' friend of twenty two years and the Founder and original President and CEO of the world famous Elvis Presley Museum all those years ago.
One small piece of tile as shown in the image in this listing.
A Elvis Presley Museum hand signed letter with corporate seal.
Two copy's of letters. One of the letters is from the Memphis Funeral Home written to Vernon Presley explaining in-depth detailed information Vernon had requested regarding the vaults and memorials used for Elvis and Gladys Presley. The other letter is a very personal and emotional letter from Vernon to one of Elvis' lady friends about Elvis' funeral with emotional and interesting information about Dee and Ginger Alden.
For security purposes all items acquired from Elvis Presley Auctions and Elvis Presley Museum will be accompanied by an Elvis Presley Museum hand signed letter with Corporate Seal.
A record of the item/items acquired can be located in our archive' now and in the future and can be verified by contacting us.
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You can view the reddish/brown meditation tiles in this footage from 1977
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